Student Organizations in Health & Sport Sciences

Student organizations provide an important opportunity for students in Health and Sport Sciences to develop leadership skills.  Participation in student organizations also allows students to increase their opportunities for professional networking and community service.

Eta Sigma Gamma

Eta Sigma Gamma‘s mission is to promote the discipline by elevating the standards, ideals, competence, and ethics of professionally prepared individuals in Health Education through three essential elements – teaching, research, and service. 

The goals of the honorary include:  

  • Supporting the planning, implementation, and evaluation of health education programs and resources  
  • Stimulating and disseminating scientific research.   
  • Motivating and providing health education services  
  • Recognizing academic achievement  
  • Supporting health education advocacy initiatives  
  • Promoting professional standards and ethics  
  • Promoting networking activities among health educators and related professionals  

    Don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Rob Braun ( advisor or Daisy Rooney (, current ESG President, for more information.  

    Health Professions Club

    The Health Professions Club is a group developed by students for students to help facilitate professional development, provide opportunities for networking, social interaction, and community service to those students in majors related to the health professions. Events include attending workshops and professional events, developing community workshops, networking with current professionals, fundraising and community service projects. For more information about the Health Professions Club, please contact Dr. Shelley Payne (, Advisory.

    Otterbein Club of Athletic Training Students (OCATS)

    The Otterbein Club of Athletic Training Students is designed to provide an environment for social, academic and professional development related to the field of athletic training. Students elect their leadership team to help guide the annual activities to allow athletic training students to experience activities outside of the classroom. This is a wonderful networking and engaging opportunity to meet professionals related to the athletic training profession and even give back to the Otterbein and surrounding communities in the form of volunteer service to relevant events.  

    The overall goal is to provide a stimulating learning environment, which in turn will help produce athletic trainers of the highest quality. Although membership in this club is not mandatory it is highly recommended. For more information about OCATS, please contact Joan Rocks (, Advisor. 

    Sport Management Club

    The Sport Management Club is open to any Otterbein undergraduate student who is interested in the sport and/or recreation business. The organization is totally student-run, under the supervision of sport management faculty advisors. The objectives of the SMGT Club are to provide professional development and networking opportunities within the sport industry, recruit incoming students, and further the knowledge of the sport management profession. For more information about the Sports Management club, please contact Dr. Teri Walter ( or Dr. Kristy McCray (, Co-Advisors.